Global Indian International School hosted its annual GIIS Real World Challenges Convention at GIIS East Coast Campus Singapore. This year’s theme was Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship or ICE that aimed at fostering entrepreneurial skills and creativity among students.
A total of 604 students’ participated in the convention. About 210 students took part in the on-spot competitions or had qualified for the final round of various categories. Of these, 74 were from GIIS India campuses, who travelled to Singapore to participate in the GIIS Real World Challenges Convention as part of the GSE programme.
Global Student Exchange or GSE Programme is an important learning platform that helps GIIS students to interact, participate and collaborate with students of other campuses in India and abroad. Students from around twelve GIIS campuses including 6 from India, 3 from Singapore and 1 each from Malaysia, UAE and Japan participated in the global contest.
The Real World Challenges Convention provides a global exposure to students to present their case studies professionally to a diverse audience. The convention also helps young minds become confident, self-reliant and acquire leadership skills through group discussions, time management and prioritization.
The event provides the right stimulation to student teams to present their ideas in the form of art, essay, speeches, debates and multimedia presentations. The convention was open for all age groups ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
As a part of the 9 gems program of GIIS, it believes in nurturing the generation of today, to lead the world of tomorrow. GIIS offers a true Global Advantage, which is through a holistic approach taken by GIIS to nurture the overall growth of a child in order to make them competent on a global level.
Commenting on this unique initiative, Mr. Kamal Gupta, Group Chief Operating Officer, Global Schools Foundation, Singapore said, “Entrepreneurship and Innovation is the cornerstone to learning at GIIS. Real World Challenges Convention is the meeting point of the most creative and innovative young minds. In the world of disruption it’s important to instil leadership skills and personality development skills in early childhood. GIIS with these unique conventions is committed to ensure overall personality development of students and build future leaders.’’
More than 50 students from India campuses bagged laurels in various categories this year, making GIIS India all the more proud of their young representatives. Teams like GIIS Ahmedabad and Indore teamed up together for one of the categories named OPUS, and emerged as winners in the same.
They prepared and practiced for the competition through video conferencing which showcases the amount of dedication and seriousness each GIIS India participant exercised to sweep accolades at the most awaited global competition of GIIS.
There were different competitions that were held at the convention like Transformation Turncoat – a debate with a twist, Art Competition, Adzapp – a video editing competition, Essay Writing and Innovative Social Entrepreneurship Challenge and the turnaround of the students were humongous compared to the previous year.